The Adult Rowing League (ARL) crews meet once a week on weekday evenings in June and July.
Each participant chooses whether they wish to practice on Tuesday OR Wednesday OR Thursday nights. Based on your preference, we’ll assign you to a crew, a boat and coaches. Let us know when you register if there are others you wish to row with. Four weekly practices are held starting in June (Tuesdays or Wednesdays or Thursdays at 6:00pm). Practices will be designed to get you ready for July race nights! They will include dry land and on the water lessons to teach you rowing basics including safety, terminology and proper form.
In July, all crews meet on Thursday evenings (6:00pm) for races – some 200 rowers! Races are 800m in length, running in front of the boathouse from Parliament Hill to the Macdonald-Cartier Bridge. An announcer calls the races, the BBQ is on and the bar is open.
All practices and race nights take place at the stunning ORC boathouses located at 10 Lady Grey Drive, right along the Ottawa River.